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Southern California Improving, But Still Lagging

The Southern California economy is showing signs of improving, as payroll jobs increase and housing markets slowly heal. We emphasize the slowly in the previous sentence because the region remains plagued by high but improving foreclosure rates, especially in inland … Continue reading

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Northern California Finishes 2012 with Momentum

Job growth in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas remains strong, driven by a robust high tech sector and a recovering housing market. On a year-to-year basis payroll employment in the San Francisco metro area was up 2.7 … Continue reading

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California Economy Declines in September

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index dipped 0.5 percentage points in September, declining to a level of 104.2. September’s reading is 31 points, or 42 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has averaged 102, three … Continue reading

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California Economy Dips in August

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index dipped 0.5 percentage points in August, declining to a level of 104.7. August’s reading is 32 points, or 43 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has averaged 102, three … Continue reading

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California Economy Grows in July

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index rose nearly two points in July, increasing by 1.8 points, to a level of 105.2. July’s reading is 32 points, or 44 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has … Continue reading

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California Economy Flat in June

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index was essentially flat in June, edging 0.2 points lower, to a level of 103.4. June’s reading is 30 points, or 41 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has averaged … Continue reading

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Northern California Accelerates Through 2012Q2

Strong expansion and wealth generation by Silicon Valley’s high tech industries is revitalizing the Northern California economy. Payroll job growth for the combined region outperformed the U.S. average through the second quarter of 2012, bringing the unemployment rate down to … Continue reading

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Southern California at Critical Crossroads

The Southern California economy has shown sporadic growth over the past year, sitting at the juncture of several positive and negative economic trends.  Good news comes from LAX where air passenger traffic in June was up two percent from a  … Continue reading

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California Economy Rises in May

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index rose more than one and a half points to a level of 103.6 in May. May’s reading is 30 points, or 42 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has … Continue reading

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California Economy Expands in April

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index rose roughly one point to a level of 101.9 in April. April’s reading is 29 points, or 39 percent, above the index cyclical low of 73.2. Year-to-date the index has averaged 100, one point … Continue reading

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